Immobilization and Anesthesia for the Care of Wildlife Species in Managed Care and Native Habitats
This training provides the most complete, up-to-date instruction available on chemical immobilization of animals, presented in an easy-to-understand manner that is applicable to all experience levels. The instructors are veterinarians and biologists who specialize in remotely-delivered anesthetic agents. This program, which has historically been considered by many to be the standard in chemical immobilization training, is now part of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy.
Typical Course Agenda:
Medication Delivery Techniques
Dart Lab Video Presentation
Species Specific Drug Dosages & Volume Calculations
Approach, Post Capture Care & Anesthesia Monitoring
Human Safety and Accidental Human Exposure
Continuing Education Credits
For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, Safe Capture Training has been approved for 16 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
The Wildlife Society will allow a maximum of 16 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist® Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program for participation in Safe Capture Training.
We are currently offering livestream training programs for Safe Capture. Please contact us via the Contact Us form below if you are interested in group rates or have any questions about this comprehensive training solution. Our In-Person training events are on hold until further notice.
May 18–20, 2021 (3-day event)
San Diego Zoo Academy
8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Pacific Time (days 1 & 2)
8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Pacific Time (day 3)
Early Registration ends: April 30, 2021
General Registration ends: May 15, 2021
June 15–16, 2021
State of Virginia ACA*
8 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern Time
Early Registration ends: May 28, 2021
General Registration ends: June 12, 2021
*For Virginia ACO, your July in-person qual day requires an additional separate booking. Please contact Beth Ingram at email@example.com for the registration link.
Check back for additional dates and times for upcoming live stream events.
Feedback From Safe Capture Trainees
"Practical information with reference materials; instructor was approachable, engaging, and spoke from experience."
"I really enjoyed the demonstrations of the different items used during chemical immobilization."
"Very knowledgeable and experienced instructor. Also truly appreciated the very detailed course material."
Professionals working in…
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS
The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy's Safe Capture program is pleased to bring our training to colleges and universities! Click here to contact us if you are interested in having a Safe Capture training event at your institution.
Dr. Mark Drew received his Master's in Zoology from the University of Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 from the University of Minnesota. Mark taught for 6 years in the Zoological Animal Section for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. Mark was the Wildlife Veterinarian for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for 20 years. Mark is also a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine, past President of the ACZM and past President of the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians.
Dr. Kenneth Waldrup is a regional zoonosis control veterinarian with the Texas Department of State Health Services, and has served as chronic wasting disease (CWD) program supervisor with the Texas Animal Health Commission. Ken received his Ph.D. in veterinary medical science from Texas A&M University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Invermay Agricultural Centre near Dunedin, New Zealand, where he studied wildlife diseases, as well as farmed deer anesthesia and reproduction. A doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM), Ken also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and a Master of Science degree in veterinary parasitology from Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Curtis Eng is from Washington, D.C., and is a graduate of Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine. After working as the associate veterinarian in a small animal/exotic animal practice, and volunteering at the Lincoln Park Zoo for 7 years, he became the assistant director/staff veterinarian for the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend, Indiana. This led to a director of animal health and husbandry position at the Phoenix Zoo, and the chief veterinarian position at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. During his zoo career, conservation medicine has been his true passion having been intimately involved with the reintroduction of the Peninsular pronghorn, black footed ferret, Sumatran rhino and California condor. Dr. Eng has also served as the attending veterinarian at a large research chimpanzee facility. He is currently the Director of Clinical Relations and an associate professor at Western University, College of Veterinary Medicine, specializing in zoo, exotic and wildlife medicine. He also serves as the volunteer wildlife and exotic animal veterinarian for the Pasadena Humane Society, and works part time in an exotics-only private practice. He currently fosters birds and reptiles that are looking for good homes.
Kim Delozier is a Wildlife Biologist with over 40 years of field experience in chemical capture of free-ranging wildlife, species reintroduction, and large animal nuisance control previously working with Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He currently works with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. His technical skill, as well as his extensive knowledge of wild animal behavior makes Kim the "go to" guy for capturing animals with ultra-sensitive flight behavior in difficult terrain, including lowlight conditions. He has co-authored two books, "Bear in the Back Seat I & II." His first book made the Wall Street Journal's Best-Seller List!
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